La Playita Beach

Just a 15 minute walk from the larger Las Galeras Beach, La Playita, which means "Little Beach" is a small stretch of sand where you can go to dine on fresh seafood or simply get away from the crowds.

Located in the Samana Peninsula, northwest of Las Galeras, La Playita Beach is on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, guests frequently find this a destination worthwhile as a way to find some peace and quiet.

How to Access The Beach

Fittingly, Calle a la Playita leads directly to La Playita Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

La Playita is covered in soft white sand, and shaded by coconut palms. The waters that rush ashore are an beautiful aquamarine. Those who do not particularly care to get wet can lounge in the plastic beach chairs that dot the shore.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Found on the North East coast of Hispaniola. You can stay at the nearby Villa Serena Hotel, which can be found a half mile away, and is one of the most conveniently located places to stay reachable from La Playita Beach, despite there not being too many additional nearby attractions.

Cities and Towns

The nearest region on Hispaniola to La Playita Beach is Las Galeras. Las Galeras is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near La Playita Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Villa Serena Hotel 0.4 mi. E Hotel
El Marinique 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Sol Azul -- -- Guest house
Hotel Plaza Lusitania 0.6 mi. ESE Hotel
Casa Por Que No? 0.7 mi. E B & B
Todo Blanco Hotel 0.7 mi. E Hotel
Las Mariposas 0.8 mi. SSE Cottages
Grand Paradise Samana 1.2 mi. E Resort
Casa Dorado -- -- B & B
La Rancheta Guesthouse 2.0 mi. E Guest house


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Comedor Isabelle.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near La Playita Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Comedor Isabelle -- -- -- 0.0 mi. W
Boutique Restaurant (809) 538-0000 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.4 mi. E
Patiserrie Française -- -- -- 0.6 mi. ESE
Chez Denise (809) 538-0219 French Informal 0.6 mi. ESE
C L'Aventura de John -- Italian -- -- --
Comedor Rossy -- Latin American -- -- --
End of the Road (809) 538-0127 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Le Tainos (829) 713-7463 Creole Informal -- --
Pollera Pico Blanco -- Latin American Very Casual -- --
Poseidon Restaurante Typico (849) 258-6749 Creole Very Casual -- --
Restaraunte Las Galeras -- Creole -- -- --
Gri-Gri (829) 705-2894 Creole Very Casual 0.6 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Hispaniola has several beautiful beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another option worth considering is Las Galeras Beach, located a half mile away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Dominican Republic; then again, La Playita Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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